Lizzie Warren Channels Ward Churchill

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Remember that fake Indian Ward Churchill, once a darling of the leftist intelligentsia? Well, old Ward should hook up for screeching battle-ax Lizzie Warren.

Elizabeth Warren’s avowed Native American heritage — which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail — was once touted by embattled Harvard Law School officials who cited her claim as proof of their faculty’s diversity.

Warren’s claim, which surfaced yesterday after a Herald inquiry, put the candidate in an awkward position as campaign aides last night scrambled but failed to produce documents proving her family lineage. Aides said the tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.

“Like most Americans, Elizabeth learned of her heritage through conversations with her grandparents, her parents, and her aunts and uncles,” said Warren’s strategist Kyle Sullivan.

The Ivy League law school prominently touted Warren’s Native American background, however, in an effort to bolster their diversity hiring record in the ’90s as the school came under heavy fire for a faculty that was then predominantly white and male.

“Of 71 current Law School professors and assistant professors, 11 are women, five are black, one is Native American and one is Hispanic,” The Harvard Crimson quotes then-Law School spokesman Mike Chmura as saying in a 1996 article. The Crimson added that 83 percent of the Law School’s students believed the number of minority women on staff was inadequate.

“Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said professor of law Elizabeth Warren is Native American,” the Crimson wrote.

The Crimson noted Warren’s heritage again in 1998 when Lani Guinier became the first black woman tenured at the law school, mentioning that Warren was “the first woman with a minority background to be tenured.”

Lani Guinier? Oof.

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8 Responses to “Lizzie Warren Channels Ward Churchill”

  1. SpideyTerry on 27/27/12 at 6:26 pm

    A Democrat that can’t produce records in a timely manner or even be the slightest bit transparent? The devil, you say!

  2. chris on 27/27/12 at 7:46 pm

    Granny Warren is from OK. OK is not like most states when you talk about whether you are part Cherokee. The Cherokee Nation is among many tribes with a huge enrolled base. They have casinos, hospitals and a major part of the housing aid business in the state. In short, the Cherokee Nation is a major political power in OK.

    It is probably the easiest state in which to build one’s bona fides as a tribal member of at least a dozen tribes. There are tribal resources and state resources available to research such a claim.

    If you are just BS’ing in bar, it is no big deal. If you are claiming minority status and racial reward points at Harvard, do your homework, Granny.

  3. Thomas on 30/30/12 at 12:54 pm

    Obama’s pal Prof. Henry Gates has a show on PBS where he traces the roots of personalities. Why doesn’t she just have her fellow professor trace her roots. Or DNA.

    “Like most Americans, Elizabeth learned of her heritage through conversations with her grandparents, her parents, and her aunts and uncles,” said Warren’s strategist Kyle Sullivan.

    But, she didn’t learn of her heritage, Ms Sullivan, she was told tales to make a child happy, and then she repeated her tales as truth to UPenn, Utexas, and Harvard. These academics are sure easy to roll.

  4. chris on 30/30/12 at 5:54 pm

    When you have to use a “strategist” to explain who your friggin relatives are, you must be a left wing politician